Turmeric – Powerful Spice That Kills Cancer Cells and Treats Many Diseases

Turmeric is a spice from the ginger family. Fresh turmeric has an aromatic, burning-hot, mildly bitter and resinous flavor and dried turmeric develops an aroma of oranges and ginger, and it has hot, bitter and musky flavor.

A group of Irish researchers claims that the extract of the popular spice called curcumin may cause destruction of cancer cells in laboratory experiments. The findings of this study conducted in the Cork Cancer Research Center were published in the British Journal of Cancer.

Some previously conducted tests have already pointed out the potential use of curcumin in the treatment of arthritis and dementia. The latest findings suggest that turmeric extract starts destroying the cancer cells in the esophagus within 24 hours after the application.

Turmeric is used in the treatment of flatulence, so it is recommended for people who feel tired after consuming their meals or have problem with gases, bloating and constipation.

As reported by the Daily Mail, Adrian Gombart from the University of Oregon conducted a study and showed that regular consumption of turmeric may help in the protection against infections in the stomach and digestive tract.

Turmeric has many health benefits and in this article we have covered some of them:

  • Anticancer properties — It can stop the growth of various cancers by blocking an enzyme that allows the tumor to replicate and grow in the tissues;
  • Strengthens the immune system, reduces the side-effects of chemotherapy;
  • Prevention of all types of ulcers: gastritis, peptic ulcer, irritable bowel syndrome, etc.
  • Its strong anti-inflammatory properties make it efficient in the treatment of autoimmune diseases such as Crohn’s and Parkinson’s disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis;
  • Antioxidant, antimicrobial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties, reduces inflammations of the lining of the throat, lungs, stomach and intestines, reduces itching and inflammations caused by hemorrhoids and anal fissures, protects the nervous system, and it is helpful in the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Gives a glowing complexion, rejuvenates the skin and accelerates the healing of wounds, helps in the treatment of various skin problems such as acne, eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis
  • Stimulates digestion, affects the reduction of gases, eliminates the toxins in the lower part of the digestive system

  • Assists in all types of allergies because it reduces the elevated levels of histamine;
  • It is efficient in treating joint inflammations, helps in cases of osteoarthritis;
  • It has analgesic properties, and thus reduces and relieves pain;
  • Lowers blood sugar levels, helps in the treatment of diabetes and conjunctivitis;
  • Stimulates the production and secretion of bile, which improves the body’s ability to digest fats, regulates the function of the gallbladder, prevents gallstones;
  • Reduces swollen liver ducts, may help in the treatment of liver diseases, hepatitis, cirrhosis and jaundice;
  • Contributes to the elimination of toxins in the body, improves circulation and promotes natural weight loss;
  • Relieves menstrual cramps and PMS symptoms, gives excellent results in establishing a hormonal balance in women;
  • Helps in the treatment of vaginal infections (fungal, bacterial and viral- HPV, herpes, HIV);
  • Lowers LDL and increases HDL cholesterol levels, protects against clogged arteries, arteriosclerosis, cardiovascular disease, heart attack and stroke;
  • Prevents the formation of blood clots and it is important for all blood types, especially for people with blood type A, because they have thicker blood and a great tendency to form blood clots which favors the metastasis of cancer cells.

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